SEVIS is the computerized system that collects and maintains information on the current status of non-immigrant students, exchange visitors, and their dependents during their stay in the United States.
By violating the requirements that govern your immigration status, you may jeopardize your ability to remain in the 美国 as a student. Examples of violations include the following:
Failure to leave the 美国 following completion of your course work, exchange visitor program, or program-related employment
Note: Non-immigrant students or exchange visitors who fall out of status for reasons beyond their control may be eligible to apply for a reinstatement of status. The student or exchange visitor 必须 work with school officials to determine if reinstatement is an option.
Always get your I-20 signed and dated by a DSO before you leave the country. Plan ahead to ensure that you will not leave the country without an updated signature.
There are regulations regarding carrying a valid passport while traveling outside the US, as well as renewing your F-1 visa if it expires while you are still in school. Please refer to the 移民海关执法网站 了解详情。
You 必须 carry evidence detailing the source and amount of your funding. You can request a copy of your Financial Responsibility Form that you turned in with your Admission Application by requesting a “Release of Records” form from the front desk.
It is recommended you carry a copy of your current class schedule in case additional documentation of your enrollment is requested. You can print your current class schedule from your SRS account.
Before you leave the 美国, contact the consulate of the country you plan to visit to inquire about visa and travel procedures. If you plan to visit Canada, contact the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles to determine if you need a visa to enter Canada.
If you travel outside the 美国 after completion of studies, you may return to the U.S. in F-1 status provided you are in possession of 之一：
An Employment Authorization Document (EAD), a letter verifying employment from your OPT employer, I-20 evidencing practical training and signed for travel within the last six months, proof of employment, passport, and visa.
Note: 学生们 who complete studies have a “grace period” during which that may prepare to depart the 美国. The grace period for F-1 students is 60 days. F-1 students on practical training 必须 depart the U.S. within 60 days of the EAD card’s expiration date.